John's responsibilities include serving on the Multi-Asset Class Investment Committee and providing investment advisory services to public, hospital, endowment and Taft-Hartley fund clients. He oversees the multi-asset class and discretionary investment consulting practice that serves clients with long-term needs.
In 1984, John began his career in the financial services industry working for the First Boston Corporation in New York and Philadelphia. In 1992, he co-founded Spagnola-Cosack, Inc., an independent investment consulting firm. Over a 10-year period, assets under advisement grew to more than $3.5 billion. In 2003, PFM acquired Spagnola-Cosack, Inc.
A graduate of Yale University, John played professional football for 11 seasons, including nine with the Philadelphia Eagles and one year each with the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. He also served as a player representative and executive vice president of the NFL Players Association.
He has taught courses on managing public funds for the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Magee Rehabilitation and St. Rose of Lima Parish, both in Philadelphia, the William Buckley Foundation at Yale University, the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and on the Investment Committee of the Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia. In 2012, John was inducted into the Eagle Scout Hall of Fame by the Cradle of Liberty Council of Philadelphia.